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Storage and Organization

Tightening budgets are moving many to downsize their home life, an endeavor which may include adding a roommate to help share expenses.

USA Today reports that many downsizing homeowners and even apartment renters are seeking housemates to help cover their shelter costs. For some,...

Doors

Lever handles make it much easier to open a door.  Next time you finish a messy outdoor project, think about what you have to do to get inside and clean up quickly.  The round door knob on your back door stands between you and your kitchen sink. You can't turn that knob with your hands covered...

Electric Lighting

Lutron’s Skylark Contour C•L Dimmer provides dependable control and performance for today’s efficient light sources. Compared to standard dimmers, the Skylark Contour C•L improves the performance of dimmable CFLs and LEDs by keeping lights on as they are dimmed, making sure lights turn on at...

Empty Nest/Baby Boomers

Putting a grandparent or other elderly relative into a nursing care facility is never an easy decision.  Most of us would prefer not to do it, and our older loved ones would almost always rather stay in their own homes, too.  It’s an issue that looms for many of us, as 78 million baby boomers...